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Self-consciousness and "split" brains : the minds' I

Author: Elizabeth Schechter
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth Schechter explores the implications of the experience of people who have had the pathway between the two hemispheres of their brain severed, and argues that there are in fact two minds, subjects of experience, and intentional agents inside each split-brain human being: right and left. But each split-brain subject is still one of us.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Schechter
ISBN: 0198809654 9780198809654
OCLC Number: 1013969047
Description: xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The unity puzzle --
Subjects of experience and subjective perspectives --
Dual intentional agency --
Objection from sub-cortical structures --
Bodies and being one --
Self and other in the split-brain subject --
The self-consciousness condition of personhood --
Duality myths.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Schechter.

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Split brains have puzzled psychologists and neuroscientists since the first operations. Schechter has mastered the massive literature and argued for profound lessons for the philosophy of mind and Read more...

 
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